Orchid Biology

Reviews and Perspectives, VII

  • Joseph Arditti
  • Alec M. Pridgeon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Brown Danube, blue Pacific

    1. Joseph Arditti
      Pages 1-29
  3. Embryolooy

    1. Edward C. Yeung, Sandra K. Law
      Pages 31-73
  4. Molecular Biology

    1. Adelheid R. Kuehnle
      Pages 75-115
  5. Mycorrhiza

    1. R. S. Currah, C. D. Zelmer, S. Hambleton, K. A. Richardson
      Pages 117-170
  6. Basic and Applied Research

    1. Syoichi Ichihashi
      Pages 171-212
  7. Ethnopharmacology

  8. Micropropagation

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 317-394

About this book


A Personal Note I decided to initiate Orchid Biology: Reviews and Perspectives in about 1972 and (alone or with co-authors) started to write some of the chapters and the appendix for the volume in 1974 during a visit to the Bogor Botanical Gardens in Indonesia. Professor H. C. D. de Wit of Holland was also in Bogor at that time and when we discovered a joint interest in Rumphius he agreed to write a chapter about him. I visited Bangkok on my way home from Bogor and while there spent time with Professor Thavorn Vajrabhaya. He readily agreed to write a chapter. The rest of the chapters were solicited by mail and I had the complete manuscript on my desk in 1975. With that in hand I started to look for a publisher. Most of the publishers I contacted were not interested. Fortunately Mr James Twiggs, at that time editor of Cornell University Press, grew orchids and liked the idea. He decided to publish Orchid Biology: Reviews and Per­ spectives, and volume I saw the light of day in 1977. I did not know if there would be a volume II but collected manuscripts for it anyway. Fortunately volume I did well enough to justify a second book, and the series was born. It is still alive at present - 20 years, seven volumes and three publishers later. I was in the first third of my career when volume I was published.


Embryo biology development fungi molecular biology mycorrhiza orchid orchid biology pharmacology

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Arditti
    • 1
  • Alec M. Pridgeon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Developmental and Cell BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Royal Botanic GardensKewUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4837-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2498-2
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